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Opioids flood a remote Va. valley

Pills by the millions found their way a city tucked in Virginia coal country, according to a Post analysis of federal data on the manufacture and sale of opioids.
Leavenworth, Kan.
118,021,330 pain pills supplied from 2006-2012
227 pills per person

U.S. downed Iranian drone in Strait of Hormuz, Trump says

The president said the drone flew too close to a U.S. ship and ignored calls to stand down. Earlier Thursday, Iran said it seized a UAE-based tanker.

Trump spoke repeatedly with Cohen, aides during scramble to pay Stormy Daniels, documents show

A judge ordered the release of materials involving the federal probe of payments made to protect the president's candidacy.
Jacob Helvey, 11, was severely injured by an elevator. (Elijah Nouvelage for The Post)
Jacob Helvey, 11, was severely injured by an elevator. (Elijah Nouvelage for The Post)

Children have been crushed and killed by home elevators for decades. Regulators could reduce the danger but haven’t.

The danger has been allowed to exist by companies and regulators despite a simple solution, according to interviews with 28 officials, parents and regulators, plus a review of hundreds of documents from courts, companies and government agencies.
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Earlier this week, President Trump was the first to say Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) should go back to her country. At last night's rally, he waited 13 seconds for the chant to die down. Then he kept talking about Omar.
Critic’s Notebook
An investigation shows that people have been unknowingly leaking personal and corporate information through Chrome and Firefox browser extensions that they may have installed themselves.
The Senate majority leader’s office said the vote will take place on or before next Wednesday and that the Senate will also consider amendments by Lee and Paul.
The Trump administration said the pesticide chlorpyrifos is an important tool for farmers and that it warranted further study.
A potentially deadly combination of heat, humidity and stagnant, polluted air has led to heat advisories and warnings affecting 154 million Americans.
The app was having a viral moment until questions arose about privacy issues and its ownership.
(Nanna Heitmann for The Post)
(Nanna Heitmann for The Post)
Special Report

This German city had few foreigners. Then refugees changed it in some surprising ways.

Three stories from the other Frankfurt.
(AP)
(AP)
Special Report

Unauthorized immigrants face public backlash in Mexico, survey finds

A Washington Post-Reforma poll shows most Mexicans favor deporting Central American migrants to their home countries.
(Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post)
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Whose 2020 campaigns are raising the most money?
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Native Germans and refugees collaborate to build 'a new social sculpture'
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